Independent Curators International (ICI) supports the work of curators to help create stronger art communities through experimentation, collaboration, and international engagement. Curators are arts community leaders and organizers who champion artistic practice; build essential infrastructures and institutions; and generate public engagement with art. Our collaborative programs connect curators across generations, and across social, political and cultural borders. They form an international framework for sharing knowledge and resources — promoting cultural exchange, access to art, and public awareness for the curator’s role.
Founded in Vancouver, Peripheral Review is a platform for documenting and expanding the emerging and under-represented Canadian art scene, as well as enabling access for emerging writers by encouraging expanded and accessible critical dialogue. The potential for encompassing all perspectives with a single gaze is the inspiration for Peripheral Review. We strive to highlight and bring together multiple perspectives to form a cohesive, thorough and expansive dialogue. Our aim is to create an accessible platform that taps into the independent and emerging Canadian art scene. We invite writers and artists to respond to works and encourage viewers to get out and see what’s happening beyond what is in the central vision. By documenting local events, we hope to connect the independent art community,
as well as the general public. We believe art is for everyone. Peripheral Review was co-founded by Lauren Lavery and Adriana Lademann in 2016.